This year’s Bar & Restaurant Expo is guaranteed to be an excellent resource for anyone in the service industry! If you haven’t been yet, we highly recommend checking out one of the largest hospitality, bar, and restaurant industry events in the country– all in one place.

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Held in Las Vegas, NV, this 10,000-person event will run March 27-29, 2023 and will feature guest speakers (such as our very own Chris), trade show booths, floor “experiences,” and social events. 

Previously called the Nightclub & Bar Show, the Bar & Restaurant Expo highlights trends and cutting-edge ideas in hospitality, food, and beverage.



Want to learn how to better staff your restaurant? Make better margins on your liquor? Elevate your beverage program or create a really spectacular non-alcoholic bar program? Bring the best guest experience to this fast-changing industry? This expo will help guide you!

With booths, educational talks, and networking events, you’re almost guaranteed to get all the info you need to bring your business to the next level. Plus, you’ll get to meet other folks in your industry and have the opportunity to create important relationships that could potentially help your establishment and career.

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Whether you run a bar, are a restaurant owner, or work at a restaurant with a craft cocktail bar program, this expo is for you! There is something for everyone in the hospitality industry, teaching you how to push the envelope in your establishment– whether it be with food, service, beverages, design, etc.

For restauranteurs focused on running the food side of things, there is a restaurant experience on the expo floor. And then there are alcoholic and zero-proof experiences for the bar side of the service industry. And did I mention that there is a World Tea Expo within the event? How cool is that?

As part of the guest experience, you’ll have the opportunity to view cutting-edge products, listen to drink masters, find solutions to your business challenges, and more. Seriously, this is a great opportunity for anyone in the food and beverage industry.

Chris Tunstall, 2023 edition exhibitor

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If you get tickets that include the education program, you’ll be in for some really fascinating talks with panels of experts that focus on the following industry topics:

  • Food & beverage
  • Customer experience
  • Staff & people
  • Operations & real-world challenges of running a business
  • Marketing & promotions
  • Technology products

We’re really excited about this aspect of the event because Chris is giving a presentation about taking your cocktails from basic to expert, offering some great tips and tricks!

And with over 90 presenters, you’re sure to find several lectures that address your business’ needs, your questions, and your interests.

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True to any event like this, the Bar and Restaurant Expo will feature a giant show hall with hundreds of exhibitors in the industry. Meet others in your field, get ideas for your business, and learn about exciting products to use in your own bar or restaurant.

Throughout the expo, there are also plenty of awesome immersive experiences to check out– from the aforementioned alcoholic bar to a non-alcoholic “chill zone” to a tea corner. You can taste-test food and drinks, look into solutions for problems that arise in your bar or restaurant, and learn about new products.

A Bar Above will be there with a booth, so make sure to stop by and say hi!

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Want to exhibit? If you really want to be part of the whole experience, set up a booth on the expo floor! Here are the contacts for booking your exhibit space:

Veronica Gonnello ​(for companies A to G)​ e:​ p: 212-895-8244

​Tim Schultz​ (for companies H to Q)​ e: p: 917-258-8589

Fadi Alsayegh ​(for companies R to Z) ​e: p: 917-258-5174​

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And if you’re just looking to attend this annual event for the bar industry and restaurant business rather than having your own exhibit space, there are a few ticket tiers to choose from, depending on if you just want to walk the floor and meet industry peeps or if you want to participate in the conference talks– which we, of course, recommend. Early bird tickets on sale now!

  • Expo Pass: 2-day access to the floor
  • Expo + Party: 2-Day floor pass & exclusive access to the guest list for parties
  • Education + Party: 3-day full conference and 2-day floor access, plus Masterclass
  • VIP: All that’s included with education + extra workshops and events

So will we see you there? We sure hope so! Grab your early bird registration tickets (beginning at $99) here and get ahead in this fast-moving hospitality industry! And even if you miss that rate, don’t miss attending the most important industry event of the year! Save over $200 off passes through March 13, 2023. 

Happy expo-ing!